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Weekend DIY: Tin Can Lanterns

Sep 06, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This simple and inexpensive project turns old or new tin cans into beautiful decor. Using little more than a hammer and nail, ice, and spray paint, you can create luminaries or buckets that are just as nice—if not better—than those you’ll find in home decor stores. Grow Creative shows us how to make these little

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Retro Lighting: Las Vegas Table Lamps

Mar 12, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Viva Las Vegas! The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign was created by Betty Willis in 1959, and even today represents the city of lights and the famous Las Vegas strip. Still quite young, the Strip represents the significant changes the US underwent after WWII.  As Frommers says, Las Vegas promoted itself “as a town

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Retro Lighting: Schwinn Bicycle Lamps

Feb 20, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Schwinn is a name synonymous with bikes.  Founded by the German-born Ignaz Schwinn, a mechanical engineer, and his partner Adolph Fredrick William Arnold in 1895, the Arnold, Schwinn & Company struck while the iron was hot and started production when bikes where huge in America.  But their big boom didn’t come until the 1950s and

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